"Sancta Terra" as written by Simone J.m. Simons, Adrianus Ad Sluijter, Yves Florent Robert Huts, Coen J. Janssen, Markus H J Mark Jansen, Simone J.m. Simons, Adrianus Ad Sluijter, Yves Florent Robert Huts, Coen J....
A place we tried to search a thousand times
To finally feel as if forever wasn't ever long enough
I was afraid

I feel a passion watching over me
To shed this
This evolution will empower me
Now truth begins

And you will not find me
(I am safe in here)
I'm where I want to be

It's a place where your wish will be granted
Come, you'll see I'm right
It's a force that will live on within you
Dark as day is night
It's a place where your dreams will be slanted
And will always be
It's a force that was sent out to win you
Just you wait and see

Take one step closer to the borderline
When night is taken back
This mortal coil is gone and left behind
On holy soil

And you will not find me,
(I am safe in here)
I'm where I want to be

It's a place where your wish will be granted
Come, you'll see I'm right
It's a force that will live on within you
Dark as day is night
It's a place where your dreams will be slanted
And will always be
It's a force that was sent out to win you
Just you wait and see

You will not find me
I am safe in here
I am where I want to be
So leave me now in peace

And you will not find me
(I am safe in here)
I'm where I want to be!

It's a place where your wish will be granted
Come, you'll see I'm right
It's a force that will live on within you
Dark as day is night
It's a place where your dreams will be sanctioned
And will always be
It's a force that was sent out to win you
Just you wait and see


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"Sancta Terra" as written by Coen J. Janssen Adrianus Ad Sluijter

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    General Commentseems like one's imagination to me
    dark ivoryon March 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsancta terra...does it mean holy land? This song seems to me to be describing the hideout/utopia of a victim of a crime...maybe of rape or abuse...it's only in the place that s/he will feel save and protected...
    Natason August 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMmm this song. It's so beautiful. *then again what song by Epica isn't?* Simone's voice is so captivating, damn.

    I think this song is about escaping reality, getting away from terror of some sort. Maybe it's somewhere she ran to after things got to hard and just wants to be left alone by all that had tormented her. possibly it's all in her mind like a dream world. 'I am safe in here' seems to make it seem more like a mental escape. The only safety from real life often is in the mind.
    Evanescence+MCRLuvron September 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe Divine Conspiracy is a concept album. According to Mark it is about the main character in heaven after being killed in Sageguard to Paradise.
    reumerenon May 29, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThe lyrics are vague enough that I'm sure this could be taken several different ways. For me, this seems like a song describing a fall into acceptance of religion (from the point of view of an outside, atheist observer).

    Sancta ~ holy, terra ~ everywhere on Earth.

    I feel a passion watching over me - God/gods
    To shed this
    This evolution will empower me - interesting word choice. Are we shedding evolution or is the change to religion an empowering change?
    Now truth begins - religion works on paradoxical immutable truths.

    It's a place where your dreams will be sanctioned - religion tells its followers what to believe
    And will always be - a reference to the permanence of religion or perhaps the eternities described in the teachings.
    It's a force that was sent out to win you - your weekly tithing, please, pass the tray!
    Just you wait and see - a reference to the hope that truth will one day show itself to the religious, or is this an allusion to afterlife?

    Other verses can be seen through a similar lens. Maybe the context in the album provides a more specific/different meaning. Either way, this is just what I thought when listening/reading to this song.
    corey10000on December 20, 2015   Link

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